Picture every OKW scene in every WWII move you've seen. This is their foe lol
I think this is a pretty good summation of the current situation.
Mattis needs to be added to that picture.
Edit: I looked up what each of them did that qualified them to be defense ministers.
Albania: No military service. Doctorate in economics and Socialist Party leader. Nothing notable.
Netherlands: No military service. She previously served as a Member of the European Parliament for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group. Argued that safety regulations against terrorist attacks, should only apply for airports, and not for the neighbouring areas.
Germany: No military service. Lawyer. Accused of plagiarism and making up positions she held at Stanford. Decided to let Germany’s three-year Patriot missile batteries mission to southern Turkey lapse in January 2016 instead of seeking parliamentary approval to extend it. Defended the German refusal to supply Ukraine with weapons. Argued that negotiations with Russia, unlike with Islamic State jihadists, were possible. Germany sees Ukraine and Russia as a chance to prove that in the 21st century, developed nations should solve disputes at the negotiating table, not with weapons. In 2014, von der Leyen introduced a €100 million scheme to make the Bundeswehr more attractive to new recruits, including by offering crèches for soldiers’ children, limiting postings to match school term dates, and considerable rises in hardship allowances for difficult postings. In 2013, von der Leyen unsuccessfully campaigned for a statutory quota for female participation in the supervisory boards of companies in Germany, requiring company boards to be at least 20% female by 2018, rising to 40% by 2023.
Norway: No military service. Studied law and joined conservative party. Nothing of note.
Italy: No military service. Began her political career at the end of the 1980s as a district counselor of Italian Communist Party. Hinted that Italy was ready to lead a coalition force to defeat ISIS in Libya. No results, of course.